For the third day in a row - and the fourth in less than a week - Long Island Rail Road commuters can expect significant delays Tuesday morning, and possibly beyond, as they continue to deal with the fallout from the worst LIRR accident in 15 years, officials said.
Morning commuters can expect systemwide delays of up to 15 minutes, and LIRR president Helena Williams said disruptions could last even further into the holiday week as crews continue to assess the damage caused by Sunday's Jamaica train derailment.
"We have significant repair work to do," Williams said Monday at LIRR's Jamaica headquarters. "We are asking, again, for our customers to have patience. We know that that's a lot to ask our customers, but they are a good New York, sturdy breed."
Many commuters inconvenienced this morning likely also dealt with major disruptions during yesterday's morning and evening rush hours. Some 19 eastbound trains were canceled during the evening peak hours and riders changing trains at Jamaica were met with agents sending them to street level, and then redirecting them to tracks that were still operational after Sunday's accident.
LIRR commuters will face another day of delays